Vocabulary: rictus – mouth wide open


Title: Unbroken
Author: Laura Hillenbrand
Sentence: When the bombs were falling, the Bird would snap, running through camp with his sword in the air, wailing at the men, foam flying from his mouth, lips peeled back in a wicked rictus, eyelid drooping, face purple.
Page: 276

Word: rictus
Definition:
  • the gape of the mouth of a bird.
  • the gaping or opening of the mouth.
   Source: Dictionary.com

That is quite a rictus you have there….

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